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I Am a Living Miracle..of Course I Believe

I believe in Miracles..I am a living miracle and I thank God everyday that he spared my life and gave me the chance to tell my story.  The story begins below, but it is just the story of what my body went through physically..there is a lot that has been left out and that is in my blog and other stories here on EP..

I was in a car accident when I was 21-years-old.  I was the passenger in a car driven by anger.  The driver of the car lost control and the car flipped approximately 7 times.  In the process, I was ejected from the car and my body was found approximately 75 feet from the initial accident site.  I hit a tree, and my spine was broke in two different places.  When I was finally found, I had no pulse and I was not breathing.  I was also bleeding very badly from my head.  The paramedics were called as the first person on the scene attempted CPR.  When the paramedics arrived, they shocked me to get a pulse and succeeded the first try.  They quickly hooked me up to respirator tubes and tried to keep oxygen in my body. 

In the helicopter, on the way to the hospital, they lost my pulse again..but regained it by once again shocking me..

As my family arrived at the hospital where I was airlifted, they were told that I was not stable, and would be lucky to live through the night.   From what they knew, I had a broken spine, a broken femur bone, collapsed lungs, and a very traumatic brain injury.  They also were not sure how long I had went without oxygen before CPR was initially performed. 

After I made it through the first 24 hours, they told my family that I would be lucky to live the next 48.  They said that if I did, they would do a brain scan to see if there was any brain activity.  After that time frame, I was still alive, on a respirator, but alive none the less.  They performed the first brain scan and found no brain activity.  My brain was hemmorhaging and bleeding and there was no activity.  They told my family that if I ever regained any conciousness, I would be in a vegetative state. 

My mother and father, kept praying, along with hundreds of others in my area.  They kept telling themselves, no..not this girl..you dont know her..

Weeks went by and then turned into months..two to be exact..when I came out of my coma for the first time.  I was alone, except for the medical staff, and opened my eyes and began to pull the tubes and wires that were cluttering my body..of course, I also set off the alarms.  The staff quickly sedated me and the doctor's told my family that they would slowly let me come to by lessening the sedative medicine that they had administered. 

Day by day, I came out of my sleep..and I had my memory..I new my name, and my family..although I could not talk or move really (I had a tracheotomy).  The doctor's had no explanation. 

I was moved a couple of weeks later, from the trauma unit to ICU..and then another week later to rehab.  They could not understand how I was recovering so quickly.  After a month and a half in rehab with intense physical therapy..I left the hospital in a new ride..a wheelchair.  Although I was paralyzed from the waist down (at the time) I had my mind, my spirit and my memory.  I was the same spunky girl that my family had told the doctor's was going to beat the statistics..and I did. 

The only explanation to this is prayer...with God ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE..(Matthew 19:26) 

UnperfectAngel UnperfectAngel 26-30, F 91 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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I have cousins who were in a terrible car accident too, and one of them had a very bad tbi. She is coping well now, she has bouts of emotional instability at times, but otherwise, she is great. I believe in prayers too, and your story is a very good example of the power of prayers.

Amen

Wow. What an incredible journey you've been through. Thank you for the inspiration, and to remember to appreciate the moments we breathe and the moments we have to be alive and with people around us.

What a fantastic story! Too bad you don't come in to EP anymore....

Thank you for your story! Dr's fail to take into account the possibility of miracles!

I don,t know much but i know GOD is able, and the power of praying together, you are bless

God's love is so big n his mercies too

it's great to see some faith in God and His goodness! thanks for your refreshing story

I believe in miracles because all that exists in the world of air, water, earth, fire, sun, moon, stars, breathing, living, moving organs in our body are constantly moving with or without awareness (blood flow, bowel movements digestive orggan ) and others are miracles.
so it would be nice if we cherish, protect and preserve all that we live, and sema get and enjoy the goodness in the world.

My grandfather went through something similar. It was just... a fall from the top of a 40 foot building onto dry ground below. He's still alive, so miracles do happen, and it sucks that not everyone believes so.

You had me flipping crying for goodness sake. You are the miracle. Glad you are well again.

Praise God beautiful! I am inspired by your story. It keeps me going on my walk with God. This story is confirmation that prayer works. Trust, believe, and have faith. Through God all things are possible. Proverbs 3: 5-6. Thank God you are alive and well. The people need your testimony!

I wish I could spend some time with you - would probably walk away a stronger person

Thank you for such an inspirational story. My husband broke his neck playing football
for CAL in 1948. He passed away at age 82, 3 years ago. I believe he was the longest living quad in history. He was a marvelous example for man. Worked, drove his own carpool, served on several boards. had a great sense of humor and optimistic outlook on life. Needless to say I miss him as he was my rock. I was 22 years younger, but his spirit was never that of an old man. So my dear friend the best to you.

I'm sure it has nothing to do with you being just lucky... Its not like there are 1000's of people who had people praying for them just as hard during their accidents and ended up disabled for life.

And its not like there aren't people who have killed and raped and had their back broken in three places and recovered just fine to continue to kill and rape....


Yeah ... luck and modern medicine, trained hospital stuff who spent entire life studying and practising have nothing to do with it... Its just a miracle lol.

It a miracle... Idiot...

It's

That is true, but you can't "fight" the irrationality of faith, no to use another word...

Having lived thru an accident where the family was called to hospital after fracturing or breaking 27 bones 12 operations approximately 475 stitches
42 hours of surgery in the 8 days. Hundreds of people in my church praying and prayer chains all over america i lived. Told i would never walk again. With the lord s help not only am i walking taking almost full time care of my grandson and after 3 years of often grueling p t. I m back to work on a parttime basis. Every day for me is a gift from god. People like yourself are an inspiration to me. God spared both of our lives so that we can be an inspiration to others especially the people we may come across who may be discouraged and some hope. God bless you and may your story touch and inspire all those who you come in contact and change lives in a way that our Lord and Savior Jesus can change lives. The Lord has taken the most difficult and trying experience of my life and has turned it into blessings far beyond anything my mind would have ever been able
to comprehend.

There just have to be those 'negative nancy' types! Either way you look at the coin, you're a miracle, be it one of Gods', or a medical miracle, a miracle is a miracle by any other name.

I don't see any miracles, only superb work by medical professionals. Or maybe it was a miracle and god hates the people that die.

So all the people who have died in car accidents are worthless and desurved to die in gods plan. Makes sense.

Well, exactly, over the years many people, sadly, face the same situation, and in fact the person dies. And this, although this person is good and with lots of prayers for this person.
I can't stand this lack of consideration for those who end-up dying. It is in fact insulting

I am very pleased to be able to post on your story. I may not know you, but I'm glad you're here today. When I think of uncommon/strong people, it's people like you I think of. Bless you!

What an amazing account. It just goes to shw that those who say the age of miracles is past are so wrong. Reading youyr account how , through prayer you overcame all the odds reminded me of the lnes from Tennyson's poem 'The Passing of Arthur: "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."

That is amazing God is soo good!!

oh yes, sure, you seem to forget about all the kids dying in africa or the ones who despite prayers and being very good people, end-up dying. From this perspective, God is just dreadful...

i cant believe this. i kept hoping for a miracle that would save my mom... and it never happened.. she died in my arms and that day i decided never to pray again ever..

I am so sorry, it must have been so terribly sad and you provably are still trying to get over it, I opened this account just to reply to you comment. I too have been blessed by miracles. And what I have learnt is that God has a plan for everyone, everything happens for a reason, sometimes is other human’s mistakes that causes dead to happen and sometimes it is because it is in God‘s plans. Who are we to question him? Just remember he loves you more than you can imagine, his love for each of us is more than humanly possible, he only wants the very best for you, he created you and your mother may she rest in peace, It's funny how we are willing to spend an hour or two watching our favorite TV shows or football games but we don't even offer him 5 minutes of our day to thank him for everything he gives us...even the blessing to wake up every morning. He will still wait for you to come back to him. Prayer is so powerful!! Trust me. But first put your trust in GOD and you will see how your life changes, it won’t seem in the beginning but give it time. Your mother awaits for you in heaven! Amen :)

I like your story of overcoming this. Wow. You went through something very serious. Car accidents are rough > but to flip over like that multiple times and be ejected and so forth. That is like just wow. Now it is great that you survived and I like your story and how you tell it. I like that you have maintained a happy positive inner spirit after this and that you encourage others. But I am just trying to understand some things. If it was a miracle from God then why did Doctors and medical staff have to revive you and work on you and so forth? I mean I am Glad that you survived. But just because you did survive > that doesn't necessarily mean it was intervention from God. I mean in the story you mention how you were out of it > and lost your pulse but the medical staff like used the fribulator to shock you back to life. Well that is good but it seems more to me that the medical staff saved you not any God. Where is there really a God in this story? Other than in your mind? I mean you mention doctors working on you Rehab and so forth. Looks to me like the medical staff helping you out and your will to live is what got you better. I dont see any real evidence that any God did anything. If God did this then the medical staff and doctors and hospitals wouldn't be needed. Maybe your right. I am not sure.

but I find that religious people often give credit to some God they believe in when it seems more clearly it was something else that helped out. Me I like to believe in God. I do try. At times I belive in God very surely and at other times I am skeptical.. because a lot of the times people say God did this or did that.. I dont see any real evidence that anything supernatural happened. I mean there are lots of Atheists who have been in sever car wrecks like you have and they pulled through it in a very unusual way.... like they pulled through it against what the odds would dictate. So sometimes Things can just work out against the odds.

Now I have a question? Do you believe that if people didn't pray that things would gave gone differently? do you think you would not have made it if people did not pray? I am not trying to rain on your parade. but I am just trying to figure out what is real and true and what is fantasy. One thing that gets me about the whole God thing is why does it have to always be buy faith. If God is real and wants people to know that he is real and that he saved somebody.. why doesn't he show up.

Or why doesn't this God just speak out loud. why didn't God speak and say to the medical staff stand aside > you don't need to use a fribulator/ I am going to save her.. and then angles show up or suddenly something supernatural happens that everybody can see? why doesn't God work like that? I am just trying to understand. I am trying to separate fact from fantasy. One thing I know for sure is that Goodness is the way of life and you are a very good person.

so it does make sense that God would want to save you because you are a special lady. I just get confused with all of this. Because I have also know some very good people like you who died very easily in an accident no where near as severe as yours. So I have to wonder about this. Also I have know of some people who were just horrible wicked people and they lived through a bad accident and I wonder. I would like to see more evidence of something supernatural before people go saying God did this and God did that. It is possible that good things can happen without it being specifically a God ordained thing.

Wow! As a mother I can't imagine what your parents and the rest of your family and close friends went through. Not to mention what you went through emitionally and physically. I am glad you are here today! For sure you are a very loved young lady, all those prayers from your family and friends brought you back!



Enjoy your second chance and make the best out of it!



God Bless!

It's a true miracle. I wish I could here more stories like yours. Well, the part that you beat the odds and that you made it through. I knew somebody who's friend's daughter died in a car chrash and she was only about 3 or 4 years old. It was a terrible day when I found out what happened. There is deffiently an angle up there watching over you.

Amen!! That is a remarkable story and I'm so happy that you are here to tell it!

You'r story is very inspiring and brings me joy to hear of your amazing recovery. I can feel you are a special person thanks you for sharing and keep being you :)

That is truly amazing. Your story stuns me. Your family must love you very very much! Thank you so much for sharing. You are an incredible person!

This is truly a miracle.